Summer’s Last Stand

It’s hard to believe… Paul starts 7th grade next week. Megan has orientation in a couple weeks for high school. Jackson starts pre-school at the same time. And in a lot of the country people are already starting school, football practice, marching band, all of that. Summer flew by leaving a contrail of good memories.…… Continue reading Summer’s Last Stand

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Returning from McLandia

In more than 10 years of blogging I’ve never taken 15 days off from writing. But that’s what I’ve just done, a little self-directed exile and forced break. So where have I been? McLandia. McLandia is the mythical creation of Paul (11). It’s a place where imagination, play, discovery, and creation meld together. It’s our…… Continue reading Returning from McLandia

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Kristen and the LA Marathon

On Sunday, I had the chance to witness Kristen in run the LA Marathon. It. was. awesome.  The Road to LA After completing her 5th Half Marathon last spring she started thinking about LA. A marathon is intimidating. A 5k or half had become pretty manageable for her. One builds on the next, you know…… Continue reading Kristen and the LA Marathon

Tammy is REAL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8d6Bpl2eAo In case you didn’t know, Tammy, is our first daughter. She was born a few years before Megan was born. She was a rotten apple and one day, while on a road trip, she was kicking the back of Kristen’s seat and wouldn’t stop… so I pulled over the car and left her on…… Continue reading Tammy is REAL!

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Jackson’s Favorite Things

JT is a little over three years old. Early this morning we had a conversation about favorite things… here are some of his current favorites. Favorite color: Red Favorite animal: Giraffe Favorite animal noise: Daddy’s elephant Favorite number: 10 Favorite food: Baby chicks, aka peeps Favorite fruit: Apples Favorite TV show: Paw Patrol Favorite toy: Car…… Continue reading Jackson’s Favorite Things

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Just do the best you can, dads

http://youtu.be/O-i1HHad9Zk Ah, the Pinterest-ing of our society. You know what I mean by Pinterest-ing, right? You find something ridiculously creative then pin it to your wall to remind yourself of all the stuff that you would do if you had the time, money, skills, or know how. I watched this video and had three thoughts.…… Continue reading Just do the best you can, dads